Derrick Davis is a Junior at Gateway High school in Monroeville, PA. On the field he plays running back and safety. So while the fact is that he has grabbed the attention of 24 high profile D-I programs and just about every beg and plea deal from every D-II and D-III school in the country, Derrick has a large list of offers from some of the top football programs in the country.

  • Alabama
  • Clemson
  • Louisville
  • Wisconsin
  • Penn State
  • Pitt
  • Maryland
  • Nebraska
  • Kent State
  • Syracuse
  • Texas A&M
  • Notre Dame
  • Georgia Tech
  • Virginia
  • Virginia Tech
  • Boston College
  • Toledo
  • Michigan
  • Ohio State
  • Kentucky
  • Cincinnati
  • Baylor
  • Temple
  • West Virginia

As you can tell from all of these historic football teams’ interested in him, this kid is the real deal and has only played TWO high school seasons so far.  He is by far the most highly touted prospect to ever come out of Gateway and one of the most in WPIAL history too.  Need more proof?

Check out his sophomore year highlight tape: 

http://www.hudl.com/v/2AuQ9J

This young man is a threat on BOTH sides of the ball.  As a bonus, he is a respectful, hardworking true definition of an athlete that makes it easy to root for him.  The only bad part is we still have to wait a while for him to make his decision.  Which I’m sure will be stressful enough with how many options he has.  Regardless of which school he picks, whoever the luck school is will be getting one stud of a football player.  Until then, we yinzers will just root for the hometown kid at the high school level.

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Written by benfiore

NBA writer of Beyond the Arc. Employee, podcast host and writer for Thoughts From the Bench.

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